Michel-Schlumberger Cabernet Sauvignon Deux Terres 2003
Very tight upon first opening. Leave it sit for an hour or so in the bottle (or decant slightly shorter time) and WOW! You'd think you were getting a far more costly bottle. It's unfiltered and full of sediment, just a warning. A powerful, decadent, concentrated version of all good things cab can be. A Dry Creek valley jewel. I can get it for $15 right now, so I'll be buying more for sure. If you can find it, get it!Add winemaker's notes
Very tight upon first opening. Leave it sit for an hour or so in the bottle (or decant slightly shorter time) and WOW! You'd think you were getting a far more costly bottle. It's unfiltered and full of sediment, just a warning. A powerful, decadent, concentrated version of all good things cab can be. A Dry Creek valley jewel. I can get it for $15 right now, so I'll be buying more for sure. If you can find it, get it!
a little too one dimensional for the price. is this the right vintage?
Less tannins up front compared to the 2006. Decanted. 45 minutes in got dark berries. Paired well with lamb.
Wow, I paid $30 for this and I felt like I got a bargain. This was an outstanding wine (just barely) for me. The nose was raspberry, leather and spice (licorice). The taste wave was so interesting: starting with big fruit and, as that tailed off, a spike of luscious spice and leather; the finish was reasonably long and filled with a soft tannin that didn't leave your mouth dry or bitter. We had this with steak (and it was a perfect match) but it tasted great before we even took a bite of food.
Try and top this one. Its so good you dont even want to swallow it. It just lingers. $19.99 at Lees.
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The dark color of this wine impresses immediately. When first opened the aromas of leather, plum, chocolate and creamed raspberry jump from the glass. The first thing to hit the palate is dark chocolate, coconut oil and tooth-coating tannins. After being open about 20 minutes, aromas of cedar, spice and eucalyptus are very pronounced. Luscious, pillowy fruit with tannic backbone greets the palate. After 40 minutes this wine really hits its stride. The smell of heated cocoa powder and the mouth-watering taste of savory beef juices just makes this wine amazing to me at this price point. Enjoy it now, or save for a couple years if you have the willpower. My guess is the willpower will lose.
The minute you open this wine you suspect something special is in the offing. The cork is stained and covered in the most beautiful gunk I have ever seen. It smells of wonderful muted spice like anise and fennel and a wisp of cedar and pepper. Some cassis and a little scorched earthy orange marmalade. The tannins are there, but oh, so velvety. This bottle has aged beautifully. After you have a glass, look at the cork and you will find what looks like diamonds appearing. Even if they were real I would still prefer the wine in my glass. The finish is remarkably long for the price. Enjoy this before the vintage is gone for good.
This estate Cabernet spent full two years in French oak barrels to help shape the broad tannins. Flavors of plum, freshly crushed cherry and a myriad of spices dance on the palate. Give this a quick decant to pair with your favorite cut of beef.
What an amazing bottle of wine! Estate grown, produced and bottled, so the winemakers have complete control over every aspect of production. The resulting wine is spice-driven and robust, with elegant layers of black fruits, allspice, star anise and smoke. Touches of Cabernet Franc and Merlot have been blended in to add roundness and a supple texture. A real winner, this wine is an excellent accompaniment to spice-crusted lamb, pork roast or a thick, peppery steak.
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